I love a great theme for a party, but there has to be a good cake option! I've been a cupcake fan until now. I saw a pretty awesome cake on Pinterest, and I decided to tackle it! You put a cake together in a certain way so that each slice looks like a little American flag!!!
Here is Jackson's cake about two hours before the party was supposed to start :( The back just started to sink! This was in addition to a huge chunk that kept falling off of the front no matter how much frosting I added.
More collapse :(
To make the cake, you bake four different cakes: two red ones, one blue one and one white one. You slice them in halves and then assemble them in such a way that each slice looks like a flag. This site gives the step-by-step instructions: http://ww.duncanhines.com/recipes/cakes/gunawanfamily/the-hidden-american-flag-cake/
I kept adding frosting to keep things in place, and to make the outside look neat, so the cake was super heavy!
I am SOOO lucky to have Hallie living down the street. I called her pretty upset, and she came right over to perform emergency cake surgery! She worked a miracle! She fixed it up a bit, then we stuck it in the freezer until the party. Right at the start of the party, she got it looking amazing with, that's right, more frosting! ;)
American flag cake complete with tiny American flag decorations and "JACKSON" candles
It did work beautifully! Each slice looked just like this!
Each slice was larger than my hand! I ended up touching each piece while plating it so it didn't fall apart! We all got a good laugh out of the whole thing. It definitely wasn't funny while it was happening, though!
Jackson LOVED the cake, and that really IS all that matters!